A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House Men and Masculinity Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line) Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
HELMER: "You're joking, my little Nora! You won't—you won't? Am I not your husband—?" (3.143)
Torvald says this after Nora resists having sex with him. He feels that all husbands have a right to their wives' bodies.
HELMER: "I should not be a man if this womanly helplessness did not just give you a double attractiveness in my eyes." (3.253)
What's the difference between Torvald's desire to help Nora and Christine's desire to help Krogstad?